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Friday, September 23, 2005

Alohas; Blog link; Moe; Pi--; Chiding etiquette

Belated "welcome backs" to Evil Steve and Hilary.


Hello to Roscoe Ellis, the first blogger to link here whose blog seemingly has nothing to do with monarchy or Traddery.

It's like ... being recognized by the outside world!


A female reader, name witheld, took me to task for calling Mohammedanism "Islam," because the I-word (in Arabic) implies that the false religion is true, therefore giving partial approval.

Okay, point well taken.

But we do this a lot. The Orthodox certainly aren't completely orthdox. In fact, a friend of mine points out that Protestant "churches" are a lot like presidential suites in hotels. Despite what they're called, the president never stayed there. Thusly, despite the name "church," God isn't actually there.


She also excoriated me on the use of the word "pi--ed" twice in an entry a while back. Also a good point. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa. Further, the entry has been edited.

Now, I must admit that I've never actually used the word in its bodily sense, nor can I remember ever hearing anyone else I know (in person, not on TV or such) use it that way, either. I dare say that its use in this part of the world is more often to mean "intoxicated" than anything else. Thus I chalked it up to a dialectical idiosyncracy to avoid in the future.

After agreeing, apologizing, and promising this very public self-flagellation that you are now reading, your servant was, as per the last paragraph, accused of rationalizing ...


... Unless you happen to be my confessor, that's just bad form. "Everybody gets one," is a favorite rule-of-thumb in the Haraldsson home. Outside of family, good friends, and spiritual and temporal authority, everybody gets one negative thing.

For example, at work, you can either get in 10 minutes late every day, or dress somewhat slovenly (I don't recommend either). Your boss and confreres will forgive one foible, not two. One is personality; two is decadence.

In the realm of blog criticism, if you don't fit the above criteria, you get one shot at me that will be taken in a fraternal spirit. Two makes you a complainer.


Blogger GFvonB said...

"Intoxicated?" Are you british? In both MN and PA, the meaning is "angry". Slang is such an odd thing...

Friday, September 23, 2005 8:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the the welcome, Guy. :)

Friday, September 23, 2005 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger Roscoe said...

Hmmm. Let me try this again.

Thank you for the welcome, Guy! :)


of Roscoe's Excuse

a bit less anonymously, this time. :)

Saturday, September 24, 2005 12:02:00 AM  
Blogger Guy Haraldsson said...

GFvonB: It's probably partially a function of the circles in which I run.

Saturday, September 24, 2005 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Inquisitor Generalis said...


Although I won't take you to task for using the word "Islam," I will applaud your use of the term "Mohammedanism" when referencing this false religion. That's our favored term of choice.

Monday, September 26, 2005 7:31:00 PM  

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